Following the introduction of the MAX14819 dual-channel, IO-Link master transceiver from Maxim Integrated Products, designers of Industry 4.0 applications can now achieve robust communications and reduce power dissipation by 50%. Today’s fanless programmable logic controller (PLC) and IO-Link gateway systems must dissipate large amounts of power depending on IO configuration (IO-Link, digital input/output, analogue input/output).
As these PLCs evolve into new Industrial 4.0 smart factories, special attention must be considered to achieve smarter, faster, and lower power solutions while also meeting IO-Link and standard IO (SIO) compliance.
Maxim continues to provide a portfolio of advanced factory automation solutions that creates pathways toward achieving Industry 4.0. The architecture of the MAX14819 dissipates 50% less heat compared to other IO-Link Master solutions and is compatible in all modes for IO-Link and SIO compliance. Robust L+ supply controllers with settable current limiting and reverse voltage/current protection help ensure robust communications with the lowest power consumption.
With one microcontroller, the integrated framer/universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART) enables what Maxim claims to be the most scalable and cost-effective architecture while enabling the industry’s fastest cycle times (up to 400µs) and reducing latency. The MAX14819 is available in a 48-pin (7x7mm) TQFN package and operates over the -40 to 125°C temperature range. Applications include IO-Link master systems and IO-Link gateways.
“Maxim’s experience with implementing IO-Link into their products brings a powerful presence in our efforts to further adopt this technology in the market,” said Shinichi Motoyoshi, Chairman of Japanese PROFIBUS Organisation. “With the recent launch of Japan’s IO-Link community this past April and significant growth in this market, Maxim’s new product announcement is very timely.”
“As a member of the IO-Link Consortium and the Japanese PROFIBUS Organisation, products like Maxim’s new IO-Link transceiver demonstrates the company’s strong commitment to provide customers with high-performing, ultra-low power solutions for the industrial market,” said Timothy Leung, Executive Business Manager of Industrial & Healthcare at Maxim Integrated. “The MAX14819 enhances Maxim’s IO-Link technology portfolio to advance the concept of flexible manufacturing and improve both factory throughput and operational efficiency.”